When Santa Clara County released new COVID-19 restrictions on Saturday, it banned all contact games and forced 14-day isolation for anyone traveling within 150 miles of the area. In short, it left the San Francisco 49ers Looking for a new home To end the season.
Niners officials continued to work with NFL officials on Saturday on the remainder of the 2020 plan, which was set for late Saturday, with nothing set.
However, sources say that 49 players at the State Farm Stadium, the home of the Arizona cardinals, will most likely prefer to play their final three home games. Their NFC West rivals – who actually run the Knights in the 16th week – are said to be ready to accommodate them.
The league wants 49 players to play at the NFL ground if possible. Playing 49 players in a stadium in Texas is another option.
In terms of practice, there are many more options to consider. They can train in Arizona and stay in a fake bubble for a month. Another possibility is to train more than 150 miles from their territory – allowing those on the team to visit their families from time to time – and then travel to their new “home” ground.
The Knights travel to play the Los Angeles Rams today, and they will return home before the ban takes effect at midnight. Expect them to make a decision soon.